March of the Zapotec & Realpeople: Holland
Released: Feb 2009
Label: Pompeii Records
March of the Zapotec and Realpeople Holland is Zach Condon's return after a year-long hiatus from Beirut. It's not a new album per se, but rather two EPs that couldn't be any more different. Zapotec, an uncharacteristic and all too experimental fusion of Mexican brass and art pop, is the product of a trip Condon took to the Oaxaca region, where he made several field recordings. Holland, meanwhile, is a collection of Magnetic Fields-inspired synth pop from Realpeople, Condon's pre-Beirut project.